Monday, February 13, 2006
Flickr -Ya, screwed.
I wrote Boing Boing after reading Flickr's new community guidelines this morning. They eventually picked up the story. The lovely Xeni Jardin saw it fit to note. It's a good story. Yawscrew changing the rules after they purchased a company. Some may say, "So what? It's pornography." Well, A) not all nudity in art forms is pornography, B) it may be adults who want to share of their own volition and C) Yahoo makes this change without warning to the previous owners of Flickr accounts and therefore violates their free speech rights. They owe a refund at a minimum and, potentially, damages and an apology.